ABOUT US

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Over 40 years of experience in burns

Sunshine Foundation was established in 1981 to provide comprehensive services to burn survivors and people with facial disfigurement. In 1991, we set up Taiwan’s first community-based rehabilitation center entirely dedicated to burns. We rely on a multi-disciplinary team composed of social workers, occupational and physical therapists, psychological counselors, vocational counselors and social educators based in our regional centers, work stations and rehabilitation centers across Taiwan to deliver services in a community-based setting, either directly in our centers or through home visits.

Our services include:

  • Physical rehabilitation: Rehabilitation services include physical and occupational therapy, production of assistive devices, pressure therapy devices (including custom-made pressure garments) and facial prosthesis. Services are provided in our service centers and rehabilitation centers, as well as in our clients' homes, through home rehabilitation services.

  • Psychosocial counseling: Services include individual and group counseling, peer support groups, play therapy and sand play therapy for children, skin camouflage and social skills training.

  • School re-entry counseling: Services include advice and support to parents and schools to facilitate school re-entry process, as well as educational activities for classmates.

  • Vocational counseling: Services include vocational evaluation, job skills and occupational interest evaluation, job matching services and job placement services.

  • Social education: The goal of social education is to prevent burns by teaching about fire safety and first aid, as well as enhance public understanding towards people with facial disfigurement so that they may enjoy equal rights and opportunities. Sunshine Foundation carries out educational activities all year long across Taiwan in schools, communities, through the media and on Internet.

 

Learn more about our work and services here.

Improving burn rehabilitation through training

By sharing with international colleagues our burn rehabilitation and prevention expertise, we aim to give our partners the tools and knowledge to help burn survivors in their country have access to quality rehabilitation care. Training maximizes impact: One burn professional trained can then apply new skills to improve the physical and psychosocial outcome of many burn survivors. Through better care, complications from burns are reduced, burn survivors have a better chance of living a full, active, and independent life.

PROJECTS

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PRESENTIAL TRAINING

Over the years, Sunshine has organized training courses and workshops in Taiwan and abroad on a variety of topics, such burn physical rehabilitation (ex: splinting, fabrication of transparent facial mask, scar management through pressure therapy), psychosocial rehabilitation after burns, use of skin camouflage as an image enhancement tool, etc.

Working from Home

ONLINE TRAINING

Sunshine offers online course on its custom E-Learning platform about a range of rehabilitation topics. This allows learners anywhere in the world to access training anytime, and learn at their own pace.

TRAINERS

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Li Chang

Occupational Therapist

Taipei Rehabilitation Center

Li CHANG has been working at Sunshine Foundation since 2018, where she has specialized in burn rehabilitation.

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Ching-Yuan Lin

Senior Occupational Therapist

Taipei Rehabilitation Center

Ching-Yuan has been working at Sunshine Foundation since 2016, where she has specialized in burn rehabilitation.

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Yu-Li Sung

Director
Medical Device Center

Yu-Li has been working at Sunshine Foundation since 1999, her expertise is in pressure therapy (pressure garment and transparent facial mask), and the production of assistive devices and facial prosthesis.

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Hsiu-Han Yang

Senior Occupational Therapist

Taipei Rehabilitation Center

Hsiu-Han has been working at Sunshine Foundation since 2016, where she has specialized in burn rehabilitation.

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Chun-Ya Chuang

Senior Physiotherapist

Taipei Rehabilitation Center

Chun-Ya has been working at Sunshine Foundation since 2006, she specializes in scar management through pressure therapy.

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Yun-Ju Lin

Occupational Therapist

Taipei Rehabilitation Center

Yin-Ju has been working at Sunshine Foundation since 2018 and she specializes in pressure therapy for scar management.

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Yu-Chieh Tseng

Senior Occupational Therapist

Eastern Service Center

Yu-Chieh has been working in burns at Sunshine Foundation since 2009, her expertise includes burn rehabilitation and pressure therapy, as well as burn rehabilitation home outreach.

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Karen Hsiao

Senior Rehabilitation Supervisor (OT)

With over 25 years of experiences working in burns, Karen was Sunshine’s first therapist to provide pressure garment services. Her expertise includes burn rehabilitation and scar management through pressure therapy.

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Ching-Yi Lu

Rehabilitation Supervisor (OT)

Taoyuan-Hsinchu Service Center

Ching-Yi has 20 years of work experience at the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Rehabilitation Center of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. She joined Sunshine Foundation in 2015 as Rehabilitation Supervisor. 

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Vita Tu

Program Manager (OT)

Sunshine Training Center

Vita has been working at Sunshine Foundation since 2003, her expertise is in burn rehabilitation and the design of trainings.

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Chen-Jui Hsu

Occupational Therapist

Taipei Rehabilitation Center

Chen-Jui has been working at Sunshine Foundation since 2016, where she specializes in scar management through pressure therapy.

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Li-Wen Su

Occupational Therapist
Yunlin-Chiayi Service Center

Li-Wen has been working at Sunshine Foundation since 2018, where she has specialized in burn rehabilitation and pressure therapy for scar management.

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Yi-Jen Wang

Rehabilitation Supervisor (OT)

Taipei Rehabilitation Center

Yi-Jen has 18 years of work experience at the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Rehabilitation Center of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. She joined Sunshine Foundation in 2017 as Rehabilitation Supervisor.